Are you guys really beating your chest's about beating Robert Morris? Come on guys "quality opponent"? Stop kidding yourselves, RM just lost to Lafayette at home by 27. Don't get me wrong your bigs played great but RM is a small team and not very good.
Is 3,100 students a large percentage over the 18 years? Of course not. But most scandals similar to this revolve around a few guys off of one team, maybe 10 to 20 guys over a few year period. I think the Minnesota basketball scandal for instance was 20 players over 5-7 years or something like that.
3,100 students. The number may be small percentage wise when using 18 years and the total number of students...but that 3,100 is absolutely unprecedented. Arguing that it's a small number is missing the forest for the trees.
Minnesota was 18 players over a 5 year period. They were stripped of a final four and two other tourney appearances and had to return $200,000 in revenue, so compare that to 1,500 players over an 18 year period when they won 3 national titles in basketball alone.
The best description and easiest way to understand a bench trial is it's like presenting your case to the grand jury to see if there is enough evidence to move forward and it is very seldom do you not get convicted at a bench trial. The judges and prosecutors work together on a daily basis so neither one wants to really rock the boat which is why you can elect to have a jury trial if convicted. My best friend was convicted at a bench trial for something he didn't do so he did the same thing as Hardy and took it to a jury trial where he was found not guilty. It just sucks that so much of the media now are just lazy ass people and not real journalists. People from Peter King, to Pete Prisco, to Michael Schottey don't do actual research they just latch on to what someone else says or writes and runs with it. It's sad that these people actually get paid for the BS they spew.
If he wants his transcript so badly all he would have to do it return or pay for the school property that he kept (stole) and then he could easily get it, right? Why wouldn't he do that?
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It sounds like a stall tactic that unc uses. It's what they do, "we can't release the "official transcript" because he hasn't returned a library book. unc will not admit to wrong doing they just want to keep passing the the buck and blame someone else. They want to blame rogue tutors(Jenn Wiley), or rogue assistant coaches(John Blake), or rogue professors(Nyang'oro), or rogue faculty members(Mary Willingham), or rogue party promoters(Fats Thomas), or rogue athletes(McCants, MacAdoo). Then if you can't blame someone else "play dumb", apparently roy doesn't know what "swapping out(grades)" means or what the term "paper classes" means. He also doesn't keep track of grades or eligibility of his players nor does he try and monitor his players away from the basketball court.
I believe that RM is a POS and if he had the chance to cheat he would. So yes, I believe he took paper classes.
I also believe that every player who has adamantly said they didn't participate in fake classes didn't.
Soooo....what does that mean?
What happens next since the NCAA has already declared it an academic issue?
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That includes Sean May of the Sacramento Kings, the Bloomington prep star and son of former IU star Scott May. Sean May entered the NBA after three years in college, capped by an NCAA title in 2005. He graduated last summer.
May said he started as a double major with communications, but dropped it so he could graduate faster after leaving for the NBA.
Afro-American and African studies, May said, offered “more independent electives, independent study. I could take a lot of classes during the season. Communications, I had to be there in the actual classroom. We just made sure all the classes I had to take, I could take during the summer.”